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WSP USA Application Developer - GIS in Topeka, Kansas

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Application Developer - GIS for our Topeka, KS office location.

In this role you will provide technical assistance and guidance for capturing, modeling, and analyzing geographical and tabular data to illustrate and determine spatial relationships as it pertains to client projects. You will provide support and guidance to technical staff and project managers by assisting with spatial mapping, discovering patterns and trends, and developing mapping applications and tools at the intersection of data analysis, programming, and cartography. You will generate accurate and concise documentation assessing and advising on project areas, and with applying and integrating GIS data and perspective, to solve environmental challenges across a variety of science and planning disciplines. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your career in software & application development and learn new skills to support engineering and information management projects? The Kansas Operation is well established and continues to grow providing an atmosphere that allows individuals to expand their career. We are looking for a full-time software/application developer to support a wide variety of applications including information management, environmental services, engineering, and GIS.

Your Impact

  • Coordinate and develop software applications for engineering, environmental, and GIS.

  • Analyze and develop solutions to improve upon existing proprietary applications.

  • Provide technical support to a project team, including debugging others’ code.

  • Will work directly with the Topeka, KS office but must be comfortable working with multiple people in multiple locations.

  • Participate on the Information Technology (IT) Committee to manage and promote IT systems for the Kansas Operations.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related field (experience may be substituted for degree)

  • 3-5 years relevant work experience

  • Minimum 2 years of real-world application development experience

  • Demonstrated experience developing solutions in C# and .NET

  • Ability and willingness to learn new programming languages and frameworks

  • Quickly pickup new technology and software packages

  • Ability to work 40 hours per work and some overtime as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have experience developing custom software, applications, and plugins for ArcGIS and HEC-RAS software packages.

  • Experience with Python

  • Familiartiy with ArcGIS software

  • Familiarity with QGIS and OSGEO

  • Familiarity with cloud computing and IT infrastructure

  • Familiarity with HEC-RAS or SWMM software


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.


WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.